Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cruising the Web

Jake Tapper fact-checks the President's immigration speech. Call him Slick Barack.

Barack Obama might think that we shouldn't be spiking the football over the killing of Osama bin Laden, but it's fine to use it to raise funds for his reelection campaign. I guess it all depends on who gets to do the spiking.

Next time you hear Senator Schumer pontificating on the necessity of voting to raise the debt limit, remember that he has voted four times against raising the debt limit.

Contrasting the use of the first-person pronoun
in Obama's announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden with Bush's "mission accomplished" speech. That's why Victor Davis Hanson refers to the "First-Person Presidency."

Joel Klein, the former chancellor of New York City schools, exposes
the ridiculous lengths that the teachers unions have gone to keep incompetent and dastardly teachers from being fired. The only solution seems to be to build schools that are not under the control of the unions.

Harry Reid and Barack Obama are conducting a war on science and taxpayers
in their continuing efforts to block the use of Yucca Mountain for storing spent nuclear fuel.

Henry Waxman figures it's okay to out whistleblowers if they're blowing the whistle on a Democratic administration.

Oh, and in another example of Democratic hypocrisy, those Democrats who complained that the furor in townhalls over spending and Obamacare last year were simply AstroTurf, are now putting forth their own efforts to AstroTurf Republican townhalls.

Jay Cost explains why the Republicans shouldn't be so worried that they don't have a frontrunner yet.

San Francisco public utilities commission employees find a way to get around San Francisco's zany self-congratulatory social justice regulations.

Bret Stephens exposes how utterly despicable Noam Chomsky has been. There has hardly been a mass murdering group that he hasn't supported from the Khmer Rouge to Hezbollah to Holocaust deniers. No wonder he was upset over Osama bin Laden's death.

The Chinese rulers are so terrified of a "jasmine revolution" such as brought down Tunisia's government that, in addition to arresting anyone considered an advocate of democracy, they're trying to ban the actual jasmine flowers.

Just as political observers predicted the Donald Trump bubble has popped. The more people thought about him, the less they liked him.